Volumio Version: 3 beta 2021-5-17
Hardware: RPI4 2GB
for several days iam trying to make pulseaudio working on latest Volumio beta 3 but iam having difficulties with pulseaudio - i installed it fine as well as pulseeffects but pulseaudio dont see any cards that are connected to system therefore pulseeffects is not working as well. pacmd command is saying that there are 0 cards and no ALSA sinks as well. I tried to add myself to audio group and pulse and pulse access group but still no luck. I tried a lot of advices on different forums about debian, raspbian and pulseaudio but iam starting to believe that this condition happened because of certain specific configuration of volumio. Maybe volumio is actively preventing other software to connect to sound card or something similar.
Aplay -l results **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: b1 [bcm2835 HDMI 1], device 0: bcm2835 HDMI 1 [bcm2835 HDMI 1] Subdevices: 4/4 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 Subdevice #1: subdevice #1 Subdevice #2: subdevice #2 Subdevice #3: subdevice #3 card 1: Headphones [bcm2835 Headphones], device 0: bcm2835 Headphones [bcm2835 Headphones] Subdevices: 4/4 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 Subdevice #1: subdevice #1 Subdevice #2: subdevice #2 Subdevice #3: subdevice #3 card 2: sndrpihifiberry [snd_rpi_hifiberry_dacplus], device 0: HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro HiFi pcm512x-hifi-0 [HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro HiFi pcm512x-hifi-0] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 pacmd list-cards 0 card(s) available. pacmd list-sinks 1 sink(s) available. * index: 0 name: driver: <module-null-sink.c> flags: DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY FLAT_VOLUME DYNAMIC_LATENCY state: IDLE suspend cause: (none) priority: 1000 volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB, front-right: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB balance 0.00 base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB volume steps: 65537 muted: no current latency: 141.41 ms max request: 344 KiB max rewind: 344 KiB monitor source: 0 sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz channel map: front-left,front-right Stereo used by: 0 linked by: 0 configured latency: 2000.00 ms; range is 0.50 … 2000.00 ms module: 3 properties: device.description = “Null Output” device.class = “abstract” device.icon_name = “audio-card”
Iam not sure why it is like that, iam running it headlessly i read somewhere that i need to login to startx or something, not sure
i tried to start pulseaudio with --system argument but no luck
Is anything what could cause pacmd not see any cards crossing your mind? Please let me know, iam lost in this for days already and pretty desperate. Thank you guys